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SubjectRe: sym_glue.c file typo
Hello all,

Sorry about the post without newlines. I'm reposting the message.


Hello all,

I'm having a problem with the sym53c8xx_2 driver.

I'm getting pretty much nowhere mucking around by myself. I don't know if I'm
missing something very simple, but the sym53c8xx_2 driver (built into the
kernel) seems to just completely ignore my onboard LSI 53C1010-33 controller.

It was working perfectly with the 2.4 series of kernels. My parameters are as

Linux kernel : 2.5.53
Machine Specs: Dual P-III 1GHz SMP
Motherboard : Asus CUR-DLS with Serverwrks LE chipset
Controller chip: LSI 53C1010-33
HDD : Quantum Atlas 10K2

During Boot-up I get an error like so:

HBA driver sym53c8xx didn't set a release method, please fix the template

but looking at the source in hosts.c, this seems to be more of a warning than an
error, since a default value is being set anyway.

Setting the boot time verbosity parameter to 2 (maximum) causes the
configuration parameters to be echoed by the sym53c8xx driver during boot-up but
nothing more.

I'm quite confused now. This driver used to work quite well with the 2.4 series
kernels. Another thing is that doing a diff on the files sym_hipd.c in the
2.4.19 sources and the 2.5.53 sources shows the following:

diff sym_hipd.c ../../../../linux-2.5.53/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx_2/sym_hipd.c
< #define SYM_DRIVER_NAME "sym-2.1.17a"
> #define SYM_DRIVER_NAME "sym-2.1.16a"

ie.. the newer kernel has the lower version number. IS this how its supposed to
be? I did apply some patches (I lost track of which) a while ago to my 2.4.19
kernel though.. I don't know if that updated any drivers.

Anyways, can someone please point me to where I can find the latest version of
this driver please? or let me know if any solution occurs to you. I'd be happy
to furnish any other details.

Thanks a lot in advance. Kindly CC any replies to this address


On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 11:32:29PM -0800, Kannan Soundarapandian wrote:
> Hi,
> There's a non-critical typo in the file sym_glue.c in the new 2.5 series
kernels on line 2221. It says
> "verb:%d,debug:0x%x,setlle_delay:%d\n",
> should be:
> "verb:%d,debug:0x%x,settle_delay:%d\n",
> in file :
> linux/drivers/scsi/sym53c8xx_2/sym_glue.c
> I am having a lot of trouble getting my scsi card to be detected by the
kernel. I am testing version 2.5.53 right now and have compiled in support for
sym53c8xx_2, sd and generic scsi into the kernel.
> During boot up the scsi driver shows signs of life when I use a verbosity
level of 2 but doesn't seem to recognise my card. I am still trying out
everything and anything. I will get back to you if I really hit the bottom.
> fyi, My machine is a Dual processor P-III 1GHz machine with the Serverworks LE
chipset. If you can think of anything please do let me know.
> Thanks very much for your work and time :-) Great driver btw. It works
perfectly with the 2.4 series kernels.
> --
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Kannan Soundarapandian,
> OSU, Corvallis, OR-97330.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> SDF Public Access UNIX System - Powered by NetBSD 1.5!
> ~~~

Kannan Soundarapandian,
OSU, Corvallis, OR-97330.
SDF Public Access UNIX System - Powered by NetBSD 1.5!


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